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Visiting Hours

Effective September 1, 2022:

MASKING – Masks are required in any area where patients may be present and are required for any unvaccinated employees, visitors and patients.

VISITOR AGE - All visitors/support persons must be over the age of 16, exceptions made in certain areas. Patients under the age of 16 will be permitted as normal.

In-patient Visitation (Medical/Surgical)

Visitors will not be permitted in rooms of patients with a COVID positive or pending test. Patients are permitted one visitor at a time. Visiting hours are as follows (see below for department specific if different than inpatient visiting guidelines): 7 days a week, 1 pm – 8 pm.

Maternity Center

Post-partum visitation for family is permitted during hospital visiting hours. Visitors must be 18 years or older, a parent of the newborn, or sibling of the newborn (can be under 18).

Two support persons are permitted in labor and delivery and must remain during the entire labor. Support persons must be over the age of 18, unless they are the parent of the newborn.

Behavioral Health Services (BHS)

Monday – Friday, 1 – 2 pm and 6 – 8 pm; Saturday – Sunday, 1 – 3 pm and 6 - 8 pm.

Rehab Care Center

Monday - Saturday, 3 - 8 pm; all day on Sunday.

Outpatient Testing and Emergency Department

Outpatients and emergency department patients are encouraged to come without a visitor or support person. A visitor or support person is acceptable if required for patient support and assistance, for example: wheelchair assistance. Policy may differ based on capacity.

IRMC Physician Group Offices

One family member or caregiver may remain with the patient during the evaluation and treatment. Exceptions are at the discretion of the physician or nurse.

IRMC at Chestnut Ridge UrgiCare

One family member or caregiver may remain with the patient during the evaluation and treatment. Exceptions are at the discretion of the physician or nurse.

Outpatient Surgical and Endoscopy Procedures

One visitor or support person will be permitted to accompany the patient on the day of procedure.

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